The phone’s address book can store up to 1000 contact, with room for four number storage in every entry as well as storing of notes and email address. Users also can organise their contacts into groups and assign any of the available 10 polyphonic ringtones.
Other basic features of this phone include text and picture messaging, alarm clock, voice memo, calendar, calculator, stop watch, world clock and a timer. The phone also has speakerphone support as well as instant messaging. It also comes with Bluetooth support which is quite uncommon in most mid-priced mobile handsets.
The phone’s VGA camera is capable of taking images in four different resolutions. Users can select from three settings - normal, fine and superfine. The phone camera also has a self timer, digital zoom, night mode, five color tones, exposure metering, and settings for brightness and white balance. There are also three shutter tones available in the camera phone. Users also have the option of storing the images in the phone’s memory of about 3.5 MB, or uploading them to their Internet database, and of course sending them as a multimedia message.
The Samsung A437 can also be personalized as users can change color themes, wallpaper, and even alert sounds. More options are available for download from AT&T with the phone’s web browser. There are also demo versions of popular Java games - Tetris, Jamdat Bowling and Midnight Pool. Users do, however, have to purchase the full versions to enjoy extended gameplay. Also incorporated in this phone is an application dubbed My Cast which can provide weather reports.